Dairy Arts Center


Our award winning Visual Arts Program is accessible to everyone through our 20+ annual art exhibitions and receptions that are free to the public. These exhibitions present local, national and international artists, including public programming based on current exhibitions. The Visual Arts Program plans workshops, artists talks, and other exciting events to connect to the work on view and the artists creating work throughout our community.  Our four gallery spaces include the McMahon Gallery, the Polly Addison Gallery, the MacMillan Family Lobby and the Hand-Rudy Gallery, as well as the Locals Only Gallery in our Caruso Lounge, which showcases exclusively work from Boulder County artists.

 The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 12pm-6pm

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Current Exhibitions

Weaving Prayers: Ocean’s Edge to Mesa’s Ledge | Roberta Begaye

Bitterwater Galerie Presents: Weaving Prayers: Ocean’s Edge to Mesa’s Ledge Roberta Begaye June 14th – September 8th, 2024 A journey of culture, prayers and hope for my people back home on the Navajo Reservation. I am of two Water Clans: Bitterwater and Zuni-Edgewater. Water is one of the four sacred elements and is essential for

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300 Days of Sunshine: Jennifer Hohlfelder

300 Days of Sunshine Jennifer Hohlfelder June 14th – July 21st, 2024 Locals Only Gallery, Caruso Lounge (West Entrance) This exhibit of new oil paintings by Boulder artist Jennifer Hohlfelder celebrates the 300 days of sunshine Colorado receives each year. Enjoy the bold hues of these sunny scenes from ski slopes to swimming pools! When

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Selections from Ana’s Art Gallery

Selections from Ana’s Art Gallery Called a “Hidden Treasure ” by one visitor, Ana’s Art Gallery features electrifying art from Africa, the Caribbean and South, Central and North America. Run by long-time art curator Ana Weir, the gallery specializes in oils and acrylics on canvas, wood masks and sculptures from established international and local artists. The commonality among

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UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence

UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence MOTUS Theater May 10th – July 14th, 2024 Muralist Edica Pacha depicting UndocuAmerica monologist Laura Peniche, 2022 Motus Theater’s UndocuAmerica: Reclaiming Our Presence invites visitors to engage with art that centers undocumented community members’ stories through a wide variety of mediums including photography, illustrations, films, and animations. At a time when

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Shakti: The Source of Strength

Shakti: The Source of Strength Bala Thiagarajan May 10th – July 14th, 2024 Shakti: The Source of Strength is a series of portrait paintings by artist Bala Thiagarajan, that captures the essence of Indian women as sources of strength beautifully embodying the concept of Shakti. Shakti, in Hindu philosophy, is the divine feminine energy that

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In Search of Personal Icons: Sangeeta Reddy

In Search of Personal Icons Sangeeta Reddy May 10th – July 14th, 2024 Bound in the rock formations are joy and melancholy, loss and desire.  The act of recognition–of examination and analysis–of drawing a piece of land or a rock formation and of interpreting and expressing it, is, at once, an act of surrender and

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826